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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fort Valley or Easter Island Trail Run?

It's getting late in November and even the 9 a.m. starts are cold. With that in mind, we made one minor adjustment to the Fort Valley run: instead of running up the shady and cold Shultz Creek trail and drainage, we ran up the sunny Schultz Pass Road until we intersected the Fort Valley trail system.

Seven runners (Bruce, Betsy, Ryan, Jim, Nick, Susan, and David) headed up the road, turned left onto Fort Valley and then reconvened at the intersection with the Chimney Springs trail. Half the group went downhill to the Forest Road 164B trailhead and returned on the double loops. The other half went up Chimney Springs to Lower Moto and then descended on Easter Island. (Why that name, you ask? Well, there is one very large boulder and if you look at it from the right angle it might just remind you of the rocks on Easter Island. Or not.)

Both groups reconvened at the "Y" and reported similar mileages (6.1 to 6.3 miles) and then headed over to Kickstand for coffee and food. (Thanks to David Blanchard for this post.)

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